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Resisting climate change

Nature Climate Change volume 4, pages 760761 (2014) | Download Citation

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Increasing temperatures are expected to increase decomposition rates in soils, potentially reducing ecosystem carbon storage. Research now indicates that — in a tropical montane forest — soil carbon stocks are unaffected by higher temperatures despite substantially increased rates of CO2 release from the soil.

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  1. Iain P. Hartley is at Geography, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4RJ, UK

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